When I had a closer look at one in a local showroom a few years ago, I was impressed with its plush interior...
(Courtesy of Mudah.my; not sure if this is the original leather seats, this being ex-Minister's)
It was described in its advertisement as an 'XL size Proton Waja', originally priced at Rm139,888!
Whoever made the final decision must have been crazy to expect prospective car buyers to pay that kind of money for a luxurious Waja. That it was described as one of 'less than 10 in the market' said it all about the big failure of another Proton model. Others included Juara (Roti van), Arena (pick-up), and even Savvy.
The spacious interior of the Chancellor gave me the idea at the time that it should have been made cheaper (not so luxurious), and with exemption from excise duty (not sure about this), aimed at the local taxi market. With a bit of arm-twisting and carrots in the form of incentives, it could have been a runaway success!
More of the advertisement in Mudah.my